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From: "Evans, Bill" <Bill.Evans@hq.doe.gov>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:28:57 -0500
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The output of ovobjprint is not valid input for nvdbformat.  There are
examples provided in the \usr\OV\conf\nvdbformat directory.  The
nvdbformat program executes against the object database and not against
the output off ovobjprint.  


Bill Evans

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NV 7.1.4 FP3 on Windows 2000 Server SP4

Tried using the nvdbformat using ovobjprint's output as input file for
but it gives the following error ? Any reason why? 

 Error.  Cannot decipher line purpose of line 0:Number of objects
in the database: 520
 Error.  Cannot decipher line purpose of line 3:OBJECT: 276  Error.
Cannot decipher line purpose of line 4:
 Error.  Cannot decipher line purpose of line 5: FIELD ID        FIELD 
NAME                  FIELD VALUE
 Error.  Cannot decipher line purpose of line 6: 10
Name              "IP Internet"
 Error.  Cannot decipher line purpose of line 7: 14              OVW
Exists             1


James Shanks <jshanks@us.ibm.com> 
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12-12-05 10:40 PM
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Re: [nv-l] Commands?

Hello Kelly,

I am sorry but there are no built-in NetView commands to provide the
information you seek.

With regard to routers, NetView has an isRouter field on objects in his
data base.  You can print the entire object database with the ovobjprint
command --- just redirect it to a file "ovobjprint >
my.object.database.txt"  and then you can massage it any way you like.
Or you can use nvdbformat to create a report.  See the man page on
nvdbformat if you are UNIX; the Programmer's Reference on Windows.

With regard to servers, NetView does not identify servers by default.
It does provide the servmon daemon to monitor certain types of servers.
but you have to configure that.  If you have done so, then it will
create smartsets for those servers it monitors.  You can use "nvUtil L"
to get a list of smartsets on UNIX; "smartsetutil L" on Windows.  If any
in that list are groups of your servers, then you can issue s"nvUtil l
<smartset_name>" to get a list of members; substituting smartsetutil on
Windows.  Once again nvdbformat can be used to put this information into
a report.

As for locations, the word "location" is a technical term in NetView.
Technically it refers to a "container" or grouping of objects on the map

IP Address.  Is that what you meant by "location", or  did you mean the
colloquial sense of term, "everything in one physical place"?  NetView
has no means of keeping track of the latter by default, unless your
configured to return  some specific value for the sysLocation SNMP
filed. If they are, then ovobjprint of nvdbformat will help.  If not,
then you 
out of luck.   Even if you meant the term in the technical NetView
you'd still have to get the objects from that location container, which
is a bit tricky using those tools.

James Shanks
Level 3 Support  for Tivoli NetView for UNIX and Windows
Tivoli Software / IBM Software Group

             "Kelly Root" 

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                                       [nv-l] Commands? 
             12/12/2005 12:10 
             Please respond to 

I need to find out how many routers and servers Netview manages.  What
is the command?

I also need a report on what Netview is managing in a specific location.
What is the command to get this information?

Kelly Root
Hewitt Associates

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